Watering garden
Watering garden

Digital Health Deals Are Blooming

The eHealth sector is on a roll, and the momentum seems to be gaining every month. Deal volume in the first quarter of 2018, at 45 announced transactions, was 50% higher than in the fourth quarter of 2017. With only four deals fewer than the same quarter in 2017, the 8% dip in deal volume […]

Allscripts Adds Practice Fusion

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX) is back in buying mode. The healthcare technology company announced two deals back in August 2017, picking off McKesson‘s (NYSE: MCK) hospital and health IT portfolio for $185 million, and then NantHealth‘s (NASDAQ: NH) electronic health record (EHR) assets for an undisclosed price. This time, the target is Practice Fusion, a […]

McKesson Buys Irish Drug Distribution Business

McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) got back into acquisition mode last week with its purchase of the pharmaceutical distribution division of UDG Healthcare plc for €408 million (US$463 million) in cash. Under terms of the agreement, McKesson will acquire United Drug Sangers in Northern Ireland and United Drug in the Republic of Ireland, as well as […]

McKesson Sells its Care Management Business

McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is divesting its Care Management business, which will be renamed AxisPoint Health. Its offerings include complex and chronic case management services to payers and other risk-bearing entities through a network of nurses and clinicians in 24 states. The buyers are Comvest Partners and Mosaic Health. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CVS Wins Omnicare Auction

Omnicare Inc. (NYSE: OCR) put itself on the market in April, with bids due in May. At the time, its market value was estimated to be about $8.5 billion. CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS), Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) were expected to kick […]